Welcome to Buzzword! It is a Web based word processor that I’ve quickly come to adore. In order to use it or even take a gander at it, you need to click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page. Just provide a name, e-mail address, a password, agree to their terms and you’re ready to go! It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
To be honest, I’ve stopped writing up my cool sites in Microsoft Word and have started writing them on this site instead. Once you’ve registered, the processor will load and you will see a document already there. Whatever could it be? It is titled “Welcome to Buzzword Preview.”
This document welcomes you to the program and explains how it works, what features it currently has and how you can get help with it. I personally believe this is a must read for anyone who wants to use this processor efficiently. It only takes a few minutes to read through and it is so helpful! You should at least read enough so that you know what the menu symbols are for. That is a definite “need to know” before you get started.
I fully expected there to be a good deal of delay between what I typed and what appeared on my screen and I was shocked to find it was as responsive as using a word processing program installed on the computer.
It has several fonts for you to choose from, which are all nice, crisp and easy to read. You’ll notice it can handle lists, word wraps around pictures and make tables.
Buzzword is in beta right now, so all your comments are very useful. To submit a comment, just click the teal chat bubble button and choose Add a Comment. Or, you can read what others have to say just by clicking Show Comments.
You’ll also notice a menu at the very top of the page. The categories in it are: Document, Edit, Insert and Help. I want to discuss the Edit and Insert tabs with you a little bit. Under the Edit tab, you will find Check Spelling. I was thrilled to find that there! Then under the Insert tab, you will find the insert menu for images, links, special characters and more.
I hope you all fall in as much love with Buzzword as I have. Go check it out. I don’t think you’ll regret it!